Trinity Rodman wants success on her own terms. The daughter of NBA legend, Dennis Rodman opined.
The 18-year-old is the daughter of the
iconic NBA Hall of Famer who is as well known for dramas off the court as brilliance on it. And she is making a big name for herself as a footballer.
Rodman, a USA Under-20 international forward, was the second overall pick in the draft, as she was snapped up by Washington Spirit.
With the 2nd pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft…@WashSpirit selects: Trinity Rodman from Washington State University
— National Women's Soccer League (@NWSL) January 14, 2021
Afterwards, she talked about “paving my own path” and being “excited to be known as Trinity Rodman and not just Dennis Rodman’s daughter”.
But she does appreciate her father’s influence, saying that “he was an amazing athlete and I got those genes from him”.
Rodman has already made a significant impact on the US football scene. In February and March, she impressed as the USA won the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic, scoring nine goals – including two in the final as Mexico were beaten 4-1.
With the 2nd overall pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft, we have selected Trinity Rodman from @WSUCougarSoccer. pic.twitter.com/OO3yzQwJ99
— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) January 14, 2021
She ended the year as one of three nominees for the US Soccer Young Female Player of the Year, losing out to Under-20 national team captain Naomi Girma when the results were announced in December.